What to look for when buying a app ?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by max2, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. max2 macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Would that be how often the app is updated, support, price, and the sometimes the pictures ?
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    What I look for:

    The screenshots
    Description
    Developer's website (FAQ, url scheme documentation, social media, etc)

    And when it was published/updated.

    Anything not updated in the last six months gets the boot, and anything I feel iffy about gets wish listed.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Mainly wether or not I need/want the app and it provides whatever it is that I need/want.
     
  4. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Following the lead of the previous two posters, I rarely buy apps that don't have a paid version, and I often buy the paid version - with millions of apps on the iTS I don't see many non-game apps getting updated (how many PDF, note-taking, or calendar apps are there now?).

    I take some time to read up on related apps - if they're abandonware, what's the point? I avoid developers based in Asia, mainly due to some of my work involving Federal funds but also partly due to seeing too many "stories" about hacking/breaches/etc. and not having any recourse - if the data source is housed overseas - there's no way in heck they're getting my 99 cents.

    I avoid anything that Yahoo is involved with - too many abandoned products. And, if the dev doesn't own the data, their access could get revoked at any time because they're not paying the bills or the TOS changed.
     

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